Since 1986, when the first edition of the book Dirt Rich, Dirt Poor was published, we’ve seen some positive developments like the growth of organic farming and more emphasis on sustainability. But many of the problems of 1986 remain.Read More...
Growth and Development
Land protection boosts local business and job creation, a new study finds.
The U.S. Census has suspended field operations for the time being because of COVID-19. Northern Wisconsin Census field worker Donna Kallner says finding a place to answer nature's call was as difficult as finding hand sanitizer.
The Great American Outdoors Act would fully fund a source of support for development of parks and other outdoor amenities in thousands of communities.
More people than ever need opportunities that rural America can provide. It's up to those who love those communities to welcome the next generations of rural Americans.
Stacey Cox, the new director of the National Center for Frontier Communities, wants to focus on building resilience and delivering resources. Frontier regions constitute nearly half of the nation's land area but only 2 percent of its…
A holistic approach to community development means looking beyond strict economics to other factors that sustain rural communities.
Rural communities cannot thrive when addiction eats away at their foundations, says Kentucky’s state director of USDA Rural Development.
People and relationships may be some of the biggest assets of small cities and rural areas. The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston is looking for ways to help communities build stronger economies based on these strengths.